2021.6: Just a little little bit of every thing

2021.6: A little bit of everything

Just a little little bit of every thing. That’s in all probability one of the best ways to explain this
launch. It’s a packed launch, with a whole lot of small new options in every single place!

Sonos bought fairly a bit of affection, Hue now helps push updates, the UI has
a whole lot of usability tweaks, MQTT added fairly just a few attributes, themes can now
help modes… severely, I can go on without end with this record.

So, no new huge options (one thing may be cooking for the following launch…),
however a pleasant launch that has one thing for everyone. Undoubtedly
price scanning the all modifications part to your favourite integrations.


Assist for customized Darkish mode themes

Beforehand, all themes routinely used our mild theme as the bottom to construct
on. As of right this moment, themes may be primarily based on our default darkish theme as nicely!

Not solely that, @spacegaier added help for themes that may help
each a Darkish & Gentle mode in a single theme! This enables House Assistant to
choose the darkish or mild mode of your customized theme routinely.

Screenshot of a custom theme supporting both light & dark mode
Screenshot of a customized theme supporting each mild & darkish mode.

In case you are a theme developer, you’ll find extra data on how this works
within the frontend documentation.

Oh, and naturally, all of your current themes will nonetheless simply work as earlier than.

Collapsed attributes

Some entities present fairly just a few attributes and people present up within the person
interface. More often than not, you don’t must these and sometimes
include technical knowledge that solely confuse or muddle.

To unclutter the extra data entity dialog from these attributes a bit,
the attributes will now present up collapsed right into a bar and may be revealed with
a click on.

Screen recording of the collapsible entity attributes
Display screen recording of the collapsible entity attributes.

Time format settings

A few releases again, we added the likelihood to pick out the quantity format
that House Assistant makes use of when displaying numbers. Superior! However… what about
the formatting of time?

That query was raised loads that launch and plenty of of you requested the identical
function for time formatting, for instance, if one prefers a 24-hour format.

Properly, you’ll be able to thank @spacegaier for this one:

Screenshot of new time format setting
Screenshot of latest time format setting.

Yow will discover this new setting in your person profile.

Disable polling updates on any integration

One returning function request, for a lot of integrations, is including controls for
tuning the polling interval an integration makes use of.

For instance, if an integration has an API that must be paid for and also you
don’t want too many updates, it may be a value saver to make use of a slower polling

One other typically requested instance is issues like battery-powered units, or perhaps
a tool you solely need to ballot throughout the day and never throughout the evening.

This launch, we add help for disabling polling on each integration by way of
the mixing system choices; for ALL integrations.

Screenshot of the system options of an integration showing the disable polling option
Screenshot of the system choices of an integration displaying the disable polling possibility.

Wait? Disable polling?! Sure 🙂

So, there are a lot of totally different requests on, for instance, altering polling charges
(also referred to as scan interval), but in addition requests for polling on a schedule, or,
solely primarily based on different enter (e.g., triggered by a movement sensor).

Subsequently, we determined to offer the utmost flexibility for any use case you
can provide you with. Disabling polling makes House Assistant cease polling
routinely. Nevertheless, you need to use the
service on these entities to set off a ballot for data.

This implies, when you’ve disabled polling for an integration, you’ll be able to create
automations and fully customise once you ballot that integration from that
level on. All primarily based by yourself schedule, situations or triggers.

Community integration

This launch provides a brand new Community integration, created by @bdraco, to assist
different House Assistant integrations to get the proper details about
your community.

It additionally gives you a single place to inform House Assistant about your community.
It’s a sophisticated function and thus will solely present up in case you have superior mode
enabled in your person profile.

You in all probability don’t want to vary these settings, by default, House Assistant
will auto-detect the proper configuration. Nevertheless, in case you have a extra complicated
community configuration, with a number of community adapters or VLANs, now you can
choose the interface House Assistant integrations ought to use.

Screenshot of new Home Assistant Network settings in the general configuration
Screenshot of latest House Assistant Community settings within the normal configuration.

Please notice that it is a new function that must be carried out/used
by different integrations. At this level, not all integrations will honor these
settings but.

Different noteworthy modifications

There’s way more juice on this launch; listed below are among the different
noteworthy modifications this launch:

  • The Modbus has been receiving heaps and many love from @janiversen,
    an enormous shout out to him for repeatedly enhancing it for the previous weeks!
  • The Hue integration now helps push updates! Blazing quick response occasions
    if you’re utilizing that platform.
  • @balloob and @bdraco have been engaged on changing date/time/timezone
    dealing with in House Assistant. Proper on time.
  • All companies, for all integrations, now have up to date data for his or her
    service calls. This implies all service calls now have a pleasant new UI.
    Superb job @tkdrob!
  • Assist for the brand new colours modes is slowly increasing. This launch
    Elgato, Z-Wave JS, KNX and MQTT have added help.
  • Sonos bought some love from @mountainsandcode, @AaronDavidSchneider and
    @jjlawren. Loads of fixes and enhancements, but in addition added help for
    controlling the state of the {hardware} buttons and controlling your Sonos
  • The developer state instruments, now exhibits the
    identify of the entity extra to the entity ID. Looking/filtering the record
    now helps wildcards (*). Thanks, @spacegaier!
  • Due to @PeteBa, there’s now a recorder.purge_entities service that
    means that you can purge knowledge from the recorder database for specified entities.
  • Watson TTS has added a bunch of latest voices to select from, thanks @demikl!
  • Ding dong! @bdraco added help for doorbell buttons to the HomeKit
    Controller integration.
  • BMW Related Drive, now gives a bunch of sensors about your final journey.
    Thanks, @EddyK69!
  • @emericklaw added a brand new function that means that you can duplicate a scene!
  • My House Assistant now helps linking to
    the Ingress interface of an add-on!
  • Gentle templates now have help for results, transitions and a bunch
    extra properties, due to @jacekpaszkowski!
  • VeSync now helps Etekcity mild bulbs, thanks @sdrapha.
  • The common media participant now helps overriding a whole lot of instructions! Thanks
    for including that @Drafteed!
  • @mdz continues increasing the SmartTub integration including service to
    change filtration settings and snoozing reminders.
  • The Elgato integration now helps the brand new Elgato LED strips.
  • In case you are into Oracle DB, @mciupak made certain our recorder can now use that.
  • Z-Wave JS integration now exhibits progress when including or re-interviewing a
    machine. Thanks, @cgarwood!
  • The Nexia integration now additionally helps controlling American Customary
    thermostat, added by @bdraco.
  • @Drafteed added help for altering channels in your LG NetCast TV, thanks!
  • @mib1185 ensured that the UX for counters and quantity helpers look good!

New Integrations

We welcome the next new integrations this launch:

New Platforms

The next integration bought help for a brand new platform:

Integrations now out there to arrange from the UI

The next integrations are actually out there by way of the House Assistant UI:

Launch 2021.6.1 – June 3

Launch 2021.6.2 – June 4

Launch 2021.6.3 – June 7

Launch 2021.6.4 – June 11

Launch 2021.6.5 – June 15

Launch 2021.6.6 – June 20

In the event you need assistance…

…don’t hesitate to make use of our very energetic boards or be a part of us for slightly chat.

Experiencing points launched by this launch? Please report them in our problem tracker. Be sure to fill in all fields of the difficulty template.

Breaking Adjustments

This launch has an uncommon quantity of breaking modifications to report. Don’t fear,
most gained’t have a noticeable influence and are a part of a cleanup effort.
Nevertheless, we do need to report all of them, simply to be full and clear.

Integrations that eliminated deprecated YAML import

The next integrations had deprecated their YAML import help up to now,
and now eliminated it. Your YAML configuration has been imported into the UI
configuration in earlier releases.

In the event you nonetheless have one of many following integrations configured in your YAML
configuration, now you can safely take away it out of your YAML configuration.

Integrations that deprecated YAML import

The next integrations now deprecated importing YAML configuration into
the UI. Your YAML configuration already has been imported into the UI and the
YAML configuration may be safely eliminated.

The import performance for these integrations will probably be eliminated in
House Assistant Core 2021.8. Utilizing YAML configurations for these integrations
will write a deprecation warning within the House Assistant log recordsdata throughout this
deprecation interval.

Different breaking modifications

Beneath is a list of the opposite breaking change for this launch, per topic or
integration. Click on on a kind of to learn extra in regards to the breaking change
for that particular merchandise.

Customized integrations (custom_components)

Farewell to the next

The next integrations are not out there as of this launch:

All modifications

Click on to see all modifications!

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